Tinted ruby-black, Cherry Stout gains its signature tartness from 100% Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan's Traverse City region. Rather than doubling up on sweetness, this tart cherry varietal serves as a counterpoint to the warm, dark chocolate notes from the malt bill. Lightly hopped for balance, this stout is one of the cornerstones of the Bell's stout portfolio.
Cherry Stout is the “Pinot Noir of the beer world,” according to Larry Bell. Try pairing it with salmon, gamey lamb, Asian foods, spicy foods or barbecue ribs.
For dessert, serve with frosted chocolate cake topped with lightly singed, brandy soaked cherries or currant and cranberry bread pudding a la mode.